Live For There, Not Here!

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Colossians 3:1-5 ERV; You were raised from death with Christ. So live for what is in heaven, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God.  Think only about what is up there, not what is here on earth.  Your old self has died, and your new life is kept with Christ in God.  Yes, Christ is now your life, and when he comes again, you will share in his glory.

Live for what is in heaven. That’s something to be mindful of as we go about our day, isn’t it! Not only are we to keep our mind on what’s important to God, but we must also remember that Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God, His place of authority and power that the Father has given to Him. He took the keys of death, hell and the grave and rendered satan a defeated foe and paraded him around in disgrace. We rule in victory not because we’re special, but because Jesus won the victory for us and gave us all authority to rule in the earth. The reason we don’t is because most of us have been convinced that we are powerless.

What a shift transpires when we keep our minds on Him, on His victory and the powerful backing we have when we operate in that God given authority in the earth. Authority over demons. Authority over death. Authority over sickness and disease. Do you see that yet? Paul was trying to get us to see the way things operate in heaven, not in the earth. If we focus on what’s going on in the news and the destruction we see, we’re not looking at what we should be looking at. Jesus even taught us to pray, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We should be looking to heaven and making a claim for Heaven on earth! There is no sickness or death in heaven. There is no destruction in heaven. There is no political upheaval in heaven. Pray the peace of God to the earth. The presence of God in the earth and that God’s Spirit would be poured out in the earth.

Jesus Christ, You are my life, my peace, my joy. You died to give me power over all the power of the enemy. You left me with the Holy Spirit who leads me into all truth and Your truth will be my shield and sword. I overcome my enemies through Your blood and the word of my testimony, so today I declare health and prosperity over my body, my family and my church. I thank you that Your name is above every name and at Your name, demons tremble in fear. I take my authority over the atmosphere in my city and I call this city to repentance and acceptance of Your authority. I claim souls for the Kingdom. It’s for your glory I ask this. Amen

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